Woman fleeing hit and run, kills man and his Dog named Bruce


SANDY SPRINGS, GA – A woman fleeing from a hit and run collision in Sandy Springs fatally struck and killed a man walking with his dog.

On Sunday, at around 8 pm, Sandy Springs Police Officers responded to Hammond Drive near Glenridge Drive regarding a hit-and-run incident involving a pedestrian.

Bruce was a Catahoula breed dog, similar to the one pictured here.

Responding officers arrived and located the 25-year-old victim that had been struck while walking his dog on Hammond Drive. The investigation revealed that a white sedan vehicle, traveling eastbound struck the victim and fled the scene.

The victim and his dog suffered fatal injuries as a result of this collision. Sandy Springs Police Traffic Investigators learned that minutes prior to this deadly incident, the same hit-and-run vehicle had been involved in an additional hit-and-run crash with another vehicle while in the area of Roswell Road and I-285.

The suspect was fleeing the first incident at a high rate of speed when it struck the pedestrian and his dog; causing fatal injuries to both.SSPD Traffic Investigators through their investigation learned the identity of the suspect vehicle, a 2020 white Chevy Malibu with a Florida tag. With the assistance of the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, the vehicle and occupant were located in Newnan, Georgia.

SSPD Traffic Investigators responded to Newnan where they brought in the female suspect to be interviewed at SSPD headquarters. Additionally, the Chevy Malibu was also removed from Newnan and taken to SSPD as evidence. The suspect, identified as 38-year-old Dominique Houston of Newnan was interviewed by SSPD Investigators and subsequently arrested. Also killed was his dog, a Catahoula named Bruce.

The suspect has been booked into the Fulton County Jail on the above charges and is awaiting prosecution.

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